Survey of recent developments in maritime disputes in Southeast Asia and dispute resolution mechanisms.
Lee, Christopher Soon Tat.
Date of Issue2006
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Maritime disputes continue to plague the region of Southeast Asian states, and push the thresholds of the bilateral relationships within the overarching framework of ASEAN. Resolution mechanisms have been and will continue to be put in place to attempt to resolve these disputes in the foreseeable future. This thesis looks at recent development of maritime disputes in Southeast Asia and how these disputes have been resolved by providing a quick overview of the issues surrounding the maritime disputes in the Southeast Asia. It will then move on to look at the mechanisms that have been employed to resolve these conflicts thus far, and most importantly, to also highlight their limitations. Significantly, it attempts to provide some possible resolution concepts in the light of current challenges.
Nanyang Technological University